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College of Graduate Studies

Admissions Application Deadlines
Semester U.S. Citizens International Applicants Completed Applications Due

Assistantship Applicants

Spring 2016 November 1 October 1 December 10 One Semester Prior to Entrance
Summer 2016 May 1, 2016 February 1, 2016

May 15, 2016

One Semester Prior to Entrance

Fall 2016 July 1, 2016 May 1, 2016 August 1, 2016 One Semester Prior to Entrance
Spring 2017 November 1, 2016 September 30, 2016 December 9, 2016 One Semester Prior to Entrance

If you were previously admitted to a degree program and you have become inactive (skipped a semester, etc.) you must reapply for admission using Eagle Online.

This is your online application guide. The steps below explain the application process.
If you have any questions, please contact the College of Graduate Studies.

Step 1

Apply online for Graduate School admissions along with nonrefundable application fee ($40 international students).

Step 2

Submission of 3 letters of recommendation.

(The M.B.A. program only requires one letter of recommendation).

Step 3

Official transcripts from all institutions attended after high sch0ol. Official transcripts are sent directly from the institution to Tennessee Tech, not submitted by the student. International students may submit attested transcripts. Official copies are to be sent directly to Office of Graduate Studies. (See address in Step 6)

Step 4

Student Health Form Documentation required of 2 MMR vaccinations, 2 doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, and documentation of the TB Skin Test taken within 6 months prior to registration. This documentation is required prior to registration.

Step 5

College Official Test Score Reports
College of Arts and Sciences GRE General Test
College of Business Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the GRE General Test
College of Education, Master's and Ed.S Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or GRE General Test
College of Education, Ph.D. GRE General Test
College of Engineering GRE General Test
School of Nursing None
All International Students

Approved Tests: TOEFL, IELTS, FLS International Language Center (Level 16 or 18, program specific), PTE Academic, ELS, TOEIC, CEFR, and SLEP and the appropriate test as required by colleges. Please note that the majors of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Psychology and Counselor Education have limited which tests they will accept. Please see those specific programs for the accepted tests. See minimum scores.

The Counseling Center administers the following standardized tests for a fee:

  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Subject Tests only

Please make sure you read all the Admission Requirements for International Students.

Step 6

Send materials and the $40 application fee to:

Graduate Studies
Tennessee Tech University
P.O. Box 5012
Cookeville, TN 38505

If you did not pay your application fee during the online application process, please pay your fee at

If application materials are sent by express mail/courier, the physical address is:

Graduate Studies
Tennessee Tech University
1 William L. Jones Drive, Room 306
Cookeville, TN 38505

Once all materials have been received, the application file will be evaluated for admission. This is completed by the individual academic departments.

After an admission recommendation is made, Graduate Studies will notify the student.